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SmartPlate that Detects Nutrition Facts of Food Completes $100,000 Kickstarter

When I spoke to Anthony Ortiz on Thursday, he couldn’t help being a little nervous. His company’s $100,000 Kickstarter campaign sat at $96,258 with just three days to go. […]


Sixers Rely on Army of 22-Year-Olds for Marketing

If you think techies and sports don’t mix, you’re mistaken. I learned that first-hand at Wednesday’s Philly New Tech Meetup which showcased innovations in sports and […]


Hey Philly, Stop Your Silicon Valley Penis Envy

Marvin Weinberger, who faces a funding shortfall at his Philly co-working space Venturef0rth, blasted the local tech community last week. He said he’s “continuing to lose […]


Elon Musk Wants to Transport Humans at 700 MPH Through Steel Vacuum Tubes

Elon Musk is at it again. The Tesla and SpaceX founder now wants to transport people at 700 mph through steel vacuum tubes. Seriously. Maybe […]


Can Philadelphia Be the Silicon Valley of Health Care Innovation?

Dan Hilferty has some lofty goals for Philadelphia. He thinks it can become “the Silicon Valley of health care innovation” because of it’s first-rate universities, hospitals and […]


With Co-Working Space Failing, Owner Blasts Tech Community

Marvin Weinberger is not happy with the Philly tech community. The owner of the Venturef0rth co-working space on 8th and Callowhill Streets wrote a scathing […]


BizFeed: Elon Musk Wants to Beam Internet From Space

1. The “Comcast of Outer Space” The News: Billionaire Elon Musk has requested permission from the Federal Communications Commission to provide Internet service from outer space. The Wharton […]


Apple Picks Philly to Debut New Transit App

Apple has chosen Philadelphia and nine other North American and European cities to debut its new Transit app, which is basically Apple Maps but for […]


Why These Five Startups Are Staying in Philly

May used to be Philadelphia’s traditional month of congratulations and goodbyes. University grads accepted their diplomas, packed up, and left the cradle of liberty in […]


In Today’s Economy, Big Companies Search for Small Innovators

Entrepreneurs and innovators are gaining more and more power in today’s marketplace — and established players are not only taking notice but seeking them out. Take […]


Do I Start a Business or Get a Job? Sage Advice from Stephen Tang

Excited about Philly’s innovation boom over the last five or 10 years? Well the University City Science Center has been funding entrepreneurs and advancing innovation […]


Main Line Tech Company To Sell For $105M

In the tech world, making sense of big data can translate into big dollars. That’s certainly true for ColdLight, which today signed a definitive agreement to […]

City Life

Cheap Parking in Philly? There’s an App for That

Picture this. You’re driving around Center City looking for a parking space. Forget about finding a free one, that’s just not going to happen. So […]

Things to Do

9 Cool Events to Do at Philly Tech Week

Philly Tech Week is upon us! It certainly has come a long way in five years. Just look how dated this website from the first […]